UCI campus messages showing solidarity with the Black community on campus and in the community

Take the Pledge Testimonials

Take the Pledge Testimonials Each person who takes the pledge recognizes that a whole university response is required to build a culture where Black people thrive at UCI and beyond. Take a look at why our community members Take the Pledge!   Will you Take the Pledge?    The following participants have given [...]

Take the Pledge Testimonials2021-02-16T15:19:19-08:00

End Racism Initiative | Recognizing Black Excellence | A message from Director Michael A. Yassa, Ph.D. ♥ ★ ✚

Dear colleagues, Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, a federally recognized celebration of the numerous contributions Black and African Americans have made, and continue to make to this country. It is also a time to solemnly reflect on the continued struggle for racial equity and justice. The events of the past year have [...]

End Racism Initiative | Recognizing Black Excellence | A message from Director Michael A. Yassa, Ph.D. ♥ ★ ✚2021-02-03T10:44:16-08:00

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month ♥ ★ ✚

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month   This Black History Month, UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on the Black workers, scholars, artists and activists who have propelled the University of California—and the world—forward and the work that remains to achieve our ideals of equality, inclusion and justice.

UC President Michael V. Drake reflects on Black History Month ♥ ★ ✚2021-02-03T09:32:23-08:00

UCI Black Thriving Initiative Update ♥ ★✚

We are in the third month of the UCI Black Thriving Initiative. National awareness is growing. The initiative has received coverage in the Los Angeles Times, attention in Insidehighered and notice in the Chronicle of Higher Education. This week Chancellor Gillman featured the initiative during his presentation at the national meeting of the Association of [...]

UCI Black Thriving Initiative Update ♥ ★✚2020-12-01T13:03:57-08:00

Take the Pledge! ♥★✚

Dear Campus Community, This fall, all UCI community members are encouraged to Take the Pledge as a first step in helping to shape a university culture where Black people can thrive. The Take the Pledge campaign builds on the UCI Black Thriving Initiative, which aims to respond to and recognize anti-Blackness as an existential threat [...]

Take the Pledge! ♥★✚2020-10-14T13:44:21-07:00

Fall 2020 Inclusive Excellence Opportunities ♥ ★ ✚

Dear Campus Community, As we begin the new academic year, I write to welcome you and invite you to participate in advancing the campus commitment to inclusive excellence. Below are several opportunities to learn and grow as a community with faculty, staff and students through our curricula and courses. Modules for Confronting Anti-Blackness (https://inclusion.uci.edu/inclusive-excellence-certificate-program/modules/) Preventing [...]

Fall 2020 Inclusive Excellence Opportunities ♥ ★ ✚2020-09-29T10:04:59-07:00

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚

Dear campus community, Today the campus observes the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth or National Freedom Day. It refers to the date when enslaved Black men, women and children in the state of Texas collectively marked their emancipation at the end of the Civil War. Since then, Juneteenth not only commemorates the ending of chattel slavery [...]

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚2020-07-23T12:58:15-07:00

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚

To the Anteater community: We are writing to announce several actions to further align the UCI Police Department with our commitment to inclusive excellence and confronting anti-Black racism. This commitment is grounded in a community where all expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. Realizing this commitment mandates a campus police department [...]

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T09:06:37-07:00

School of Humanities | Events this week on anti-blackness and racism ♥ ★ ✚

Events this week on anti-blackness and racism   The events of the last two weeks following the police killing of George Floyd have galvanized ongoing protests and calls for action against the structural racism in American society. Across the campus and in the School of Humanities, there have been several events to educate ourselves and [...]

School of Humanities | Events this week on anti-blackness and racism ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-09T13:38:37-07:00

UCI MIND | Confronting the Pandemic of Racism: A Call to Action ♥✚

Confronting the pandemic of racism: A call to action By Christian Salazar, PhD June 8, 2020 Commentary, In the News No Comments Contributed by Christian Salazar, PhD, UCI MIND Project Scientist Racism is once again thrust into our national spotlight by the death of yet another unarmed Black American at the hands of police. Lamentably, [...]

UCI MIND | Confronting the Pandemic of Racism: A Call to Action ♥✚2020-07-23T08:51:04-07:00
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